Citrus supply response in Kyoga plains agricultural zone, Uganda

Show simple item record Kongai, H Mangisoni, J Elepu, G 2021-02-01T07:07:33Z 2021-02-01T07:07:33Z 2019
dc.identifier.issn 2415-2838
dc.description Corresponding author: Cite as: Kongai, H., Mangisoni, J. and Elepu G. 2019. en_US
dc.description.abstract Citrus is a high value crop with great potential in Uganda. Of the various types grown, orange fruits constitute the top most cash income earner among smallholders in Kyoga Plains Agricultural Zone in eastern Uganda. However, its supply has been characterized by low quantities thus limiting the smallholder benefits from opportunities offered by the increasing market demand. This study aimed to quantify the effect of socio-economic, institutional and infrastructural factors on citrus supply so as to provide a guide to strategic interventions and production planning. Based on cross-sectional data estimates of OLS model, findings showed that market access, institutional belonging, mobile phone/contact, investment and fertiliser affect citrus supply response. Institutional belonging, mobile phone and fertilizer elicited the highest magnitude of effect on supply response and as such could be prioritized for strategic interventions. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship 1. Bunda College of Agriculture, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, P. O. Box 219, Bunda, Lilongwe, Malawi 2 College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, 2. Makerere University, P. O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher African Journal of Rural Development en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries African Journal of Rural Development;4 (4): 431-439.
dc.subject Citrus en_US
dc.subject Market demand en_US
dc.subject Oranges en_US
dc.subject Uganda en_US
dc.title Citrus supply response in Kyoga plains agricultural zone, Uganda en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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